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A 1920s Tour Of Guildford From The Air

by David Rose No sooner had the first aircraft taken to the skies than photographers were on board taking pictures of the ground below them. This is an aerial view…

Guildford’s Victorian Pleasure Gardens

by David Rose Once again the summer bedding at Guildford Castle Grounds is looking a picture – make sure you find some time over the next few weeks to go…

Chasing A Steam Train

by David Rose It’s 44 years since steam trains were withdrawn from regular service in the Surrey area, then the Southern Region of British Railways. I can’t believe it’s that…

Jam Today, But Marmalade Yesterday

by David Rose St Catherine’s Village website webmaster Martin Giles emailed me the following: ‘Another old bottle challenge for you! This fragment was given to me by Chris Lewis who…

Life On The Wey Navigations

David Rose takes a look at the history of the waterway than runs through St Catherine’s. The Godalming Navigation of the River Wey that runs through St Catherine’s was once…

When Buffalo Bill Roamed Shalford Park

by David Rose While cows graze the town meadow next to Shalford Park today, it was Buffalo Bill who had the run of the fields there just over 100 years…

Advertising Signs Of The Times

by David Rose In the days when St Catherine’s Village had its own local shops, the outside walls of the buildings were liberally plastered with advertising signs. You can see…

Olympic Fever In Guildford Back In 1948

by Bernard Parke Photos from David Rose With Olympic fever growing by the month, and the recent news that the flame for the 2012 London Games will be passing through…

Never Absent, Never Late

by David Rose Although attending school was compulsory by the 1900s, truancy was often rife. However, schemes were introduced to reward children for good school attendance by presenting them with…

Please Return Me To My Home

by David Rose Litter louts were just as much a nuisance over one hundred years ago as they are today – and that includes places such as St Catherine’s Hill…